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Conference theme 2021

Software for Sustainability - Can ones and zeros save the world?

How do we use software to create a long-term sustainable society? Can new technology save us from threatening resource shortages, the growing greenhouse effect, or social and economic challenges?

Yes, they can! But we need to speed up our mindset transformation and use software as building blocks and enablers. Every company will become a value business, developing new innovative strategies through selling products to selling solutions that save time, costs, and the environment.

We can see a shift in focus from hardware to software solutions in more and more businesses. Many have the technology, but the required culture, insights, and mindset might not be in place or differ between industries.

At Software Development Day, we will see exciting and inspiring cases from companies and domains at the forefront of using software to become competitive and to solve sustainability challenges.

Take part in this exciting theme and let us know your take on Software for Sustainability.

KEY TRACKS FOR THIS YEARS CONFERENCE

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Software is at the heart of a sustainable society, and many software technologies are key enablers for sustainability in its many forms. This session will feature topics that are not linked to a specific application area, or that go just a bit deeper into the technical details. Example subjects include resilience, security, AI, big data, development methods, simulation, virtual/augmented reality.

SUSTAINABILITY BY CONNECTIVITY - NO SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT CONNECTIVITY
A sustainable society is a connected society and a connected society is a software-
and data-driven society. In such a society, our Smart TVs provide content on-demand,
smart lawn movers keep our lawns green and well-maintained, shipping takes
the most efficient route, education reaches everybody and smart trash cans keep our streets clean.
In such a society all kinds of telecommunication technologies are combined to provide
the right platform for the right solution – 5G, Bluetooth, ZigBee are just a few examples.
In this track, we solicit presentations in the following areas (not limited to):
- Enablers of connectivity, e.g. 5G, RFID, (cyber-) security
- Coding practices that enable longevity of solutions, e.g. using hardware over a longer period of time, reusable code
- Data-driven society, e.g. providing and consuming data to/by customers
- Capability building, e.g. data storage, processing power, GPUs

SUSTAINABLE DIGITALIZATION
Digitalization is nowadays a commodity. The issue today is to build digital services for a world that is accessible for everyone, everywhere. How can digital services help society to become more inclusive and equal – for a more sustainable world. This track will bring you inspiring examples where economic, social, and/or ecologic sustainability have been a priority all through the development process.

SUSTAINABILITY IN TRANSPORTATION

SUSTAINABILITY IN HEALTHCARE

SUSTAINABILITY IN PLATFORMS - BUSINESS MODELS